A friend recommended Blue Moon. We went there earlier in the year during "in" season. We were told that the wait would be 90 minutes. Apparently others had gotten the word about the place too. We opted to come back another time. Last night, in "off" season, we made a break for it. Arriving at about 5:30, there were plenty of tables to spare, although the place began to fill up after that.
The menu is reasonably varied. Perhaps a bit more pricey than I'd expect a beach favorite to be. But it was inviting nonetheless.
The wine queen had her usual libation. I was pleased to see that they stocked Sierra Nevada pale ale. Not all places do.
She ordered the shrimp and grits, a $19 entree. The grits were cooked with gouda cheeze to flavor them, as well as ample bacon infused. I tasted, and it was some of the best I've had. It also included onions, roasted red peppers, 7 decent sized shrimp and not spicy at all, which pleased her. Very tasty were her exact words.
I had the fish and chips. Chips in this case are fries of course. I only eat fries when they are first served. When they chill, I am turned off by the soggyness, etc. They were fine when they arrived, nuff said. The other side was cole slaw. I am not a fan of cole slaw, but this was as good as common fare cole slaw is gonna get. On to the fish. It was tempura battered mahi. Taste wise, it was quite good. Our waiteress brought ketchup and malted vinegar to our table ... well in advance of our entrees being ready. Good planning on her part. That did not go unnoticed. When the meals arrived, there was also a side of roumelade for my fish. It was sort of like thousand islands, except that it had a healthy infusion of horseraddish. I loved the malt vinegar on the fish. I did not care for the taste of horseraddish with fish. I guess others must, or that practice would have ended long before I arrived.
Nonetheless, my meal was quite good. An aside. My entire meal was brought to me heaped in a basket. A $14 meal in a basket? But there was some method to the madness. The waiteress also brought two small plates. I took one piece of fish at a time and placed it on the plate. So only the fish got vinegar on it. And the heaped food stayed warmer longer in the basket. On the other hand, the queen put a sampling of her shrimp and grits on the other plate, and I got to taste that at my leisure as well. All's well that ends well.
We were too sated for dessert, needless to say.
As an aside, I noticed that they had a salmon and crab bisque, $7 for a cup or $10 for a bowl. I was tempted, but not this night.
We will return.
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